Google Sponsors Mental Healthcare Competition

Michael Martin

When Google employee and Haas alumnus Michael Martin (MBA ’09) wanted to continue his father’s legacy of improving the quality of and access to mental healthcare, he partnered with Haas to host a case competition with generous support from Google.

Over three years, 40 teams participated from leading graduate business schools and healthcare programs around the world. Teams were invited to compete for a winning prize of $10,000 through developing innovative mental healthcare solutions at the intersection of mental health, technology and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Throughout the challenge, the student teams delivered a compelling program of panel discussions, roundtables and a podcast series with business leaders and mental health experts exploring critical issues around mental healthcare.  Google and Haas welcomed representatives from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) to participate in a dedicated ‘Pathways and Partnerships’ workshops with discussions around broadening diversity, equity, and inclusion, promoting advocacy, and establishing strategic alliances to improve the quality of and access to mental healthcare across diverse organizations.